The National Water Sports Centre and Event Partners


Event Partner – International Canoe Federation

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The International Canoe Federation (ICF) is the umbrella organization of all national canoe organisations worldwide. It is headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland, and administers all aspects of canoe sport worldwide.

The ICF origins date back over 90 years and it now has 167 member countries. The ICF oversees the rules of the sport and the World Championship and World Cup programmes.

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Event Partner – Holme Pierrepont Country Park

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The National Water Sports Centre is owned by Nottinghamshire County Council and is operated by Serco Leisure.

The site includes a range of activities including an inflatable, water-based obstacle course, climbing wall, sky trail, canoeing, kayaking, paddleboarding and white water rafting.

The site is also home to British Canoeing and hosts the GB Olympic Sprint and Paralympic Paracanoe programmes as well as a host of international events. It also plays host to the annual Freestyle British Open in addition to over 10 other national canoeing events and competitions.

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Official Partner – Energy Generator Hire

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Energy Generator Hire is part of The Energy Group, a family business based in Buckinghamshire, which predominately hires and sells generators, lighting towers, gators, buggies and plant machinery to events, businesses and individuals across the UK.

Winners of the Best Power Supplier category at the 2019 Event Production Awards, the company have recently worked with Silverstone Circuit, The All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club and Wales Rally GB.

As an official partner of British Canoeing Energy Generator Hire will provide high quality temporary power solutions for the 2021 ICF Canoe Freestyle World Championships.

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Local Partner – Nottinghamshire County Council

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The National Water Sports Centre lies within the county of Nottinghamshire. Nottinghamshire County Council own the National Water Sports Centre and Holme Pierrepont Country Park.

Spanning 830 square miles, Nottinghamshire houses over 785,800 people. It is proud of its sporting heritage playing home to Trent Bridge Cricket Ground, Nottingham Forest and Notts County Football Clubs, Nottingham Rugby Football Club and the Nottingham Panthers Ice Hockey Club.

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Local Partner – Visit Nottinghamshire

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Visit Nottinghamshire is the division of Marketing NG responsible for driving leisure and business visitors to the city and county. It also manages the city’s award-winning Tourism Centre.

Visit Nottinghamshire works with 500 private sector partners and Nottingham City Council to grow the visitor economy for Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

Nottinghamshire is a leading tourism destination with a world-class reputation for its legends, local traditions, culture, sport and heritage. Tourism in Nottinghamshire is estimated to be worth £1.903bn* to the local economy.

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Local Partner – Nottingham City Council

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Nottingham City Council is the non-metropolitan district council for the unitary authority of Nottingham in Nottinghamshire. It consists of 55 councillors, representing a total of 20 wards, elected every four years.

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Local Partner – Rushcliffe Borough Council

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Rushcliffe Borough Council is a local government authority in Nottinghamshire which is proud to oversee a Borough that is the home of great sport. It boasts that it is the home of two of the most famous names in the world of sport – the Trent Bridge Cricket Ground and the City Ground, home of Nottingham Forest Football Club. The iconic National Water Sports Centre is also located in the borough at Holme Pierrepont where many of the Council’s sporting success stories have trained and competed.

Since its inception in 1974, Rushcliffe Borough Council has supported these success stories, providing free access to leisure facilities across the borough and Elite Sports Grants to dozens of water sports stars who have gone on to compete at international level.

The main centre of population for the borough is West Bridgford, which has a lively town centre, offering a range of shops to cater for most everyday needs, with plenty of low-cost parking. West Bridgford Way is a wonderful Nottinghamshire suburb on the doorstep of Holme Pierrepont for a great bite to eat, evening out or place to explore at

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